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Deputy Chief Minister conducts surprise checking of Police Nakas; 4 police personnel suspended

Negligence in duty will not be tolerated: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Thursday morning, conducted a surprise check at Police Nakas on GT Road to know the ground situation and to assess the traffic situation at congested places on the road. He also ordered suspension of four police personnel on charges of negligence of duty, out of which three were from Phillaur (Jalandhar) and one from Gobindgarh (Fatehgarh Sahib).

Mr. Randhawa, who also holds the charge of Home Department, expressed displeasure over the laxity in police arrangements for traffic at Gobindgarh in Fatehgarh Sahib district. Similarly, during checking at Naka, after crossing the Sutlej Bridge, GT Road in Phillaur (Jalandhar District), he asked Police personnel posted at the police check post on the road to perform their duties actively and remain alert .

Following the checking done by the Deputy Chief Minister, SSP Fatehgarh Sahib Sandeep Goyal suspended ASI Gurmeet Singh, posted as Traffic Incharge at Gobindgarh and ordered a departmental inquiry. Notably, there was a traffic jam at GT road Gobindgarh and the traffic in-charge was not present on the spot.

Similarly, after the spot checks carried out by the Deputy Chief Minister at the police check post at Phillaur, the SSP Jalandhar Rural Satinder Singh suspended ASI Jaswant Singh, ASI Balwinder Singh and Constable Kuljit Singh for dereliction in duty and a departmental inquiry was ordered.

Deputy Chief Minister Randhawa said that dereliction of duty would not be tolerated and no compromise would be made with the security. He said that in view of the festive season, the police should be on high alert for the safety of the people besides ensuring smooth functioning of the traffic for the convenience of commuters.